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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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history
Cash to Debt 0.77
KVHI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. KVHI: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KVHI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 8.77 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.77
Equity to Asset 0.53
KVHI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KVHI: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KVHI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.53
0.49
0.91
Interest Coverage 0.90
KVHI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 81.78 vs. KVHI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KVHI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 9.65 Max: 27.16
Current: 0.9
1.48
27.16
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
3.52%
1.18%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.71
KVHI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. KVHI: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KVHI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.72  Med: 2.05 Max: 4.94
Current: 0.71
-0.72
4.94
Net-margin (%) 0.02
KVHI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. KVHI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KVHI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.15  Med: 2.7 Max: 7.37
Current: 0.02
-0.15
7.37
ROE (%) 0.04
KVHI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. KVHI: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KVHI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.17  Med: 3.35 Max: 9.3
Current: 0.04
-0.17
9.3
ROA (%) 0.02
KVHI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. KVHI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KVHI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.14  Med: 2.74 Max: 7.77
Current: 0.02
-0.14
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.78
KVHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. KVHI: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KVHI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.92  Med: 11.47 Max: 19.96
Current: 1.78
-0.92
19.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
KVHI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KVHI: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KVHI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 8.2 Max: 14
Current: 8.5
-4.3
14
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
KVHI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KVHI: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KVHI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: 12.1 Max: 217.7
Current: 10.7
-26.1
217.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.40
KVHI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. KVHI: -16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KVHI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.2  Med: -13.5 Max: 48.8
Current: -16.4
-63.2
48.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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KVH Industries Inc is a manufacturer of solutions that provide high-speed internet, television & voice services to mobile users at sea, on land and in air, & manufactures navigational sensors and inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance.

KVH Industries Inc is a manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air as well as a provider of commercially-licensed news, sports, music, movies and training video content to commercial and leisure customers in the maritime, hotel, and/or retail markets. It also manufactures high-performance navigational sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. Its mobile satellite antenna products are typically installed on mobile platforms and use sophisticated robotics, stabilization and control software, sensing technologies, transceiver integration, and advanced antenna designs to automatically search for, identify and point directly at the selected television and communications satellite while the vehicle, vessel, or plane is in motion. Its antennas use gyros and inclinometers to measure the pitch, roll and yaw of an antenna platform in relation to the earth. The Companys Certified Support Network (CSN) offers its TracVision and TracPhone customers an international network of skilled technical dealers and support centers in many locations where its customers are likely to travel. The Company offers products to address the needs of a variety of customers seeking mobile communications in maritime, land mobile and aeronautical applications. In the marine market, it offers a range of mobile satellite TV and communications products. Its marine TracVision M-series satellite TV antennas are designed with the full spectrum of vessel sizes in mind, ranging from recreational vessels as small as 20 to 25 feet to large commercial vessels. The manufacturing operations for its mobile satellite communications and navigation products consist of light manufacture, final assembly and testing. It produces specialized optical fiber, FOG components and sensing coils and combine them with components purchased from outside vendors for assembly into finished goods. The Company has a contract with third parties for fabrication and assembly of printed circuit boards, injection-molded plastic parts, machined metal components, connectors and housings. In the marine market for satellite TV equipment, it competes with Intellian, Cobham SATCOM, Orbit Communication Systems, RayMarine (Intellian made), KNS, and Sea King (King Controls). In the marine market for voice, fax, data and Internet communications equipment, it competes with Intellian, Cobham SATCOM, Orbit Communication Systems, Jotron AS, KNS Inc., Inmarsat, AddValue, and Iridium Satellite LLC. In the marine market for voice, fax, data and Internet services, it competes with Inmarsat, Globalstar LP, and Iridium Satellite LLC. It also faces competition from providers of marine satellite data services and maritime VSAT solutions, including Inmarsat (and its new announced Global Xpress service), MTN/SeaMobile, Speedcast, CapRock, and Airbu

Guru Investment Theses on KVH Industries Inc

Needham Funds Commentary on KVH Industries - Apr 08, 2016

I believe KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) is positioned to be the Netflix of the commercial maritime industry, which has over 200,000 vessels. KVH has spent the last four years investing in content and technology for IP-MobileCast, its subscription-based service launched in late 2014 that provides news, entertainment and onboard training to crews on ships at sea.



KVH alone has the IP-MobileCast satellite technology and the content rights. It also has the number one market share of satellite communications antennas, and demand for communications and content should grow. I believe KVH's installed base of antennas, news, DVD and training course customers provide an available market with years of potential growth.



Is there a margin of safety in investing now? KVH is valued at just 0.9x enterprise value/revenues. The company has been profitable for 10 of the last 11 years and had only a small loss in 2009. In addition to the maritime communications business, it is also a leader in fiber-optic gyroscopes for stabilization of self-driving cars, drones and other exciting new applications, and of TACNAV systems used on military vehicles for geo-location when GPS is out of range.



Martin Kits Van Heyningen is a visionary CEO who has led the company through a number of strategic transitions, and has a plan for improving life at sea for mariners by bringing the benefits of big data to the maritime industry. I believe the company is poised to reap benefits from years of investing in IP-MobileCast and its other initiatives.





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I believe KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) is positioned to be the Netflix of the commercial maritime industry, which has over 200,000 vessels. KVH has spent the last four years investing in content and technology for IP-MobileCast, its subscription-based service launched in late 2014 that provides news, entertainment and onboard training to crews on ships at sea. Read more...

Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 231.84
KVHI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.18 vs. KVHI: 231.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
KVHI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.39  Med: 52.14 Max: 239.74
Current: 231.84
17.39
239.74
P/B 1.27
KVHI's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KVHI: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KVHI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.27
0.76
2.75
P/S 0.75
KVHI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. KVHI: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KVHI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.68
Current: 0.75
0.64
2.68
PFCF 18.13
KVHI's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. KVHI: 18.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KVHI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.78  Med: 37.98 Max: 2796
Current: 18.13
10.78
2796
POCF 11.18
KVHI's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. KVHI: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KVHI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.74  Med: 20.15 Max: 233.54
Current: 11.18
8.74
233.54
EV-to-EBIT 134.41
KVHI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.13 vs. KVHI: 134.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KVHI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -572.2  Med: 32.25 Max: 4397.4
Current: 134.41
-572.2
4397.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.45
KVHI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. KVHI: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KVHI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -234.5  Med: 17.6 Max: 144.4
Current: 11.45
-234.5
144.4
PEG 99999999.99
KVHI's PEG is ranked lower than
100% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. KVHI: 99999999.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KVHI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 102.13 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 99999999.99
2.46
99999999.99
Shiller P/E 51.52
KVHI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 29.19 vs. KVHI: 51.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KVHI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.9  Med: 82.24 Max: 400.67
Current: 51.52
38.9
400.67
Current Ratio 2.73
KVHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. KVHI: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KVHI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 4.97 Max: 11.17
Current: 2.73
2.31
11.17
Quick Ratio 2.18
KVHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. KVHI: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KVHI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.87 Max: 9.89
Current: 2.18
1.89
9.89
Days Inventory 76.23
KVHI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.54 vs. KVHI: 76.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KVHI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.39  Med: 72.92 Max: 92.96
Current: 76.23
60.39
92.96
Days Sales Outstanding 64.36
KVHI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.65 vs. KVHI: 64.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KVHI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.79  Med: 63.37 Max: 86.78
Current: 64.36
48.79
86.78
Days Payable 33.77
KVHI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 57.15 vs. KVHI: 33.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KVHI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.42  Med: 31.77 Max: 45.87
Current: 33.77
20.42
45.87

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.70
KVHI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. KVHI: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KVHI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.2  Med: -1.7 Max: 1.6
Current: -1.7
-15.2
1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 16.62
KVHI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. KVHI: 16.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
KVHI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 3.34 Max: 22.79
Current: 16.62
1.03
22.79
Price/Tangible Book 2.55
KVHI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. KVHI: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KVHI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.23 Max: 12.61
Current: 2.55
0.51
12.61
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
KVHI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. KVHI: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KVHI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.79 Max: 29.84
Current: 1.13
0.99
29.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.55
KVHI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. KVHI: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KVHI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.1
Current: 0.55
0.3
4.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.70
KVHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KVHI: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KVHI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.5 Max: 37.9
Current: 0.7
0.5
37.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.03
KVHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KVHI: 28.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KVHI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.1  Med: -0.8 Max: 33.4
Current: 28.03
-4.1
33.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $184.8
Beta0.42
Short Percentage of Float1.51%
52-Week Range $7.31 - 10.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.51

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.43
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.43
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)

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